The Sony Xperia 5 is an old premium smartphone – with its qualities and its faults – currently offered at the price of an entry-level phone. Its price then drops from 799 euros in 2019 to only 259 euros in 2021, i.e. a discount of around 68%.
In 2019, Sony launched its first smartphones equipped with screens in 21: 9 cinematic format, considered more immersive by the Japanese brand. The Xperia 5 was one of them and placed at the top of the basket alongside the Xperia 1, so it made almost no concessions on its spec sheet. But two years later he has to sacrifice his price.
- The atypical format
- A quality OLED screen
- The power of the Snapdragon 855
Instead of 799 euros at its launch, the Sony Xperia 5 with 128 GB of storage is now available on sale for only 259 euros at RED by SFR. This represents a total saving of 68% on the initial price of the smartphone.
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The Sony Xperia 5 is a smartphone almost as high-end as the Xperia 1 was. It offers the same 21: 9 aspect ratio as its big brother for a really pleasant grip on a daily basis, but its OLED screen does not do not display 4K. Too bad, or so much the better, it will be satisfied with a Full HD + definition of 2520 x 1080 pixels for a screen diagonal of 6.1 inches.
It also embeds the high-end chip from Qualcomm in 2019, namely the powerful Snapdragon 855, here supported by 6 GB of RAM. Even today, it is a powerful configuration that will meet the majority of uses, even for those who want to enjoy 3D games. However, it is not 5G ready while other smartphones at the same price now offer compatibility with this network, such as the Redmi Note 9T for example. It is also not a champion of autonomy with its small battery of 3 140 mAh, but we take comfort with its fast charging compatibility.
On the photo side, we then find the same organization as that of the Xperia 1, namely three 12-megapixel cameras. The triple photo module then consists of a main sensor opening at f / 1.6, a second sensor with a very wide-angle lens open at f / 2.4 and, finally, a third sensor topped with a optical at f / 2.4. It’s not the best camera phone, but Sony’s camera app is packed with features and offers the option to switch to manual mode, just like on a real camera. Which may be a plus for some of you.
To find out even more, do not hesitate to read our full review of the Sony Xperia 5.
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To find out what other choice you have today for the same price as the Sony smartphone, we invite you now to consult our guide to the best smartphones under 300 euros in 2021.